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NEWS / 27 September 2018

The question of whether TY is worthwhile has certainly been brought up as an issue, especially in the context of the new Junior Cycle Student Award and the reforms that it brings to our education system.

Many of the skills that the Junior Cycle Student Award aims to promote and develop are those that TY currently provides; the question is now how TY will need to change  to complement the Junior and Senior Cycles, and provide a unique learning experience for students. 

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Implementing Stratford’s Digital Learning Framework plan: Windows 10 upgrade

Implementing Stratford’s Digital Learning Framework plan: Windows 10 upgrade

Our ambition at Stratford College has always been to foster independent learning.

In order to implement aspects of this standard Stratford upgraded all its computers to Windows 10 from Windows 7 over the summer.

As Windows 10 needs a lot more computer resources to run than Windows 7, upgrading computer hardware was necessary. This involved replacing old PC’s (pre-2014) with 10 new PC’s (with Solid State Drives). The PC’s in the Computer Lab and in the classrooms have had extra RAM installed and their hard drive replaced with a Solid State Drive. The old pre-2014 PC’s have been redeployed for use in Computer Science classes and for browsing the Web.

This is the second part of a two year programme where last year we upgraded our firewall and was one of the pilot schools to introduce Leaving Certificate Computer Science.

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